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# Reception: Autumn 1 Curriculum

### Autumn 1: All About Me

#### Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

#### Steps To Success

• Friendship: Making new friendships
• Resilience: Starting at school full-time.

#### Mathematics

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the first half of the Autumn term:

Shape, Space and Measure:

• Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
• Talk about time, related to parts of the day.

Number:

• Number and place value – numbers to 5
• Comparing quantities of identical objects
• Comparing quantities of non-identical objects
• Addition and subtraction – sorting into groups
• Change within 5 (one more and one less)

#### Understanding The World

The World

Working scientifically:

• I can use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
• I am engaged and curious.
• I can perform simple tests.

EYFS Curriculum Objectives:

• Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.
• Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.
• Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

#### RE & SMSC

Key Bible Story: Noah’s Ark

Introduce the story of Noah and his Ark.  Explain the reasons for God telling Noah to build an ark and how others treated Noah.

Spiritual: What do we all believe?  What differences and similarities are there?

Moral: Being Good? What does this mean?

Social: Why should we work together?

Cultural: What different cultures do we know about?

• Name some celebrations and talk about how these are celebrated
• Talk about their experiences and feelings connected to celebrations or customs
• Notice what happens and respond to questions about the meanings of religious celebrations

#### WE Schools

Introduce our focus to the children ‘WE create change’.

#### English

Children in Reception class follow Read Write Inc. for the majority of their Literacy lessons.

It will be supported by texts outside of these lessons, such as:

• Titch, Pat Hutchins
• Some dogs do, Jez Alborough
• The Tiger who came to tea, Judith Kerr
• The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Traditional tales
• And others.

#### Communication & Language

EYFS curriculum objectives:

• Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
• Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity.
• Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence. Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes.
• Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

#### Expressive Arts & Design

Exploring and using media and materials

• Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
• Explores the different sounds of instruments.
• Explores what happens when they mix colours.

Being Imaginative

• Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
• Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.
• Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

#### Technology

EYFS curriculum objectives:

• Completes a simple program on a computer.
• Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software

#### PE

• Practice listening skills
• Find a space to work in
• Balancing
• Moving in different ways

#### Enrich Drivers

• Experiences: No specific focus during this half term.
• Preparedness for modern life & independence: Care for ourselves and develop independence.
• Wellbeing: Looking after ourselves and starting in a new class.
• Aspiration & Curiosity: Curiosity about different families and children